Why she matters: The 18-year-old is the first signing to trendsetter M.I.A.'s label, N.E.E.T., and it makes sense, given Rye Rye's edgy, regionally-influenced take on hip-hop -- and her love of glow-tastic outerwear.
You should know: Rye Rye is following her mentor's lead: Just like M.I.A. at the Grammys, she'll be performing at All Points West with a bun in the oven.It'll be her first child.
WATCH: Behind the scenes of Rye Rye's music video for "Bang"
Alessandro Cortini tends to surround himself with darkness. The Italian producer is most infamous as a torturer of modular synths and other bleak electronics for Los Angeles’ most famous industrial-goths, Nine Inch Nails. His previous solo LP, Sonno, slinked out on Prurient’s Hospital Productions — a bastion of the crepuscular, if there ever was one. And… More »